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Game Designer II

Full Time
3 days ago
Job summary
Terms of employment: Full time, permanent

Job location: 510 West Georgia Street, 14th Floor, Vancouver, BC V6B 0M3
Salary range: $72,800 - $114.000, commensurable with experience.
Language requirement: English


At Amazon Game Studios our goal is to create the best games in the world.

We believe in ground-breaking player experiences that change the way people see digital entertainment. Games have the power to connect people at a massive scale, and creating these experiences will produce some of the future's most influential voices in media and art. We seek the best game developers in the world to join our team and become the architects of this vision. Join us, and you'll have the power of Twitch, AWS, and the entire Amazon ecosystem to shape the future of games. You will work alongside talented industry veterans, including key contributors from dozens of titles: Need for Speed, Burnout, Half Life 2, Left for Dead, Portal, Thief, System Shock 2, Age of Empires, Dawn Of War II, Halo, The Last of Us, Gears of War, Forza, and Bioshock.

Amazon Game Studios is looking for a world class, exceptionally skilled and enthusiastic Game Designer. In this role, you work closely with the Creative Director and Lead Designer to inspire others and create a genre defining Triple A gaming experience. The perfect candidate will be a hands-on master at the art of creating fun, and a hardworking, self-motivated team player. You will be responsible for iterating and implementing game design, working on everything from low level second to second game mechanics to core features and in game feedback loops.

You should be able to work independently and also be comfortable with taking direction and critique on your designs. You'll be working within a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary team of designers, artists, and developers and will have the ability to both share your hard-earned knowledge and continue to develop your skill set by learning from your teammates.



• B.A. in related field degree, employer will accept instead 4+ years of industry experience as a game designer.
• 3+ years in a specific Game Designer role responsible for a key area or feature.
• 2+ years of proven experience in a professional game production pipeline on a AAA team.
• +3 years of experience in multiplatform design and development experience.
• 1+ year of full development cycle experience, from first ideation to ship.


All applicants must meet all qualifications listed above.

Benefits: Amazon provides a full range of benefits for our global employees and their eligible family members. This position is eligible for further pay increases and bonuses at the company's discretion. Eligible employees may also receive signing bonuses and Amazon Restricted Stock Units.

While they might vary from location to location, Amazon benefits for Canada may include: • Health Care • Savings Plans • Income Protection • Paid Time Off • Signing Bonuses • Employee Stock Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify your Recruiter.
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